Pay-per-view Television: Consequences of a Ban
AbstractIn the future, a ban of pay-per-view broadcasting will arise on certain events included on national lists in each EU country as put forward in the new "Television Without Frontiers" Directive from the 16th of April, 1997. This paper analyses theoretically the consequences of such ban when the alternative is financing the events purely by TV-commercials. Results on economic efficiency does not provide much reason for a ban. However, a ban increases consumer surplus which may support a ban for distributional reasons.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 98-10.
Length: 22 pages + tables
Date of creation: Jun 1998
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Publication status: Published in: Int. Journal of Industrial Org. 19(3-4) 2001, 589-609
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pay-per-view television; commercials; regulation;
Other versions of this item:
- L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
- L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
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